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The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! (Part 3 of 3)

In the Long Term — Strategy Our current strategic vision, “Reimagining CAIS” was intended to extend to 2025. We experienced some zigs and zags with the pandemic, but we have…

Mar 08, 2024

The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! Part 2 of 3

In the Medium Term—2025, 2026… Our new facilities offer programming opportunities that we will not be designing immediately. Part of the reason is bandwidth as we contend with the exciting…

Mar 08, 2024

The Long & Short (& Medium) of It! (Part 1 of 3)

Whenever I walk around the 19th Avenue campus, I am flooded with ideas for what CAIS could become. Expansive outdoor spaces, the theater and arts building, the gym, the learning…

Mar 08, 2024

Investing in CAIS’s Future: A Family’s Commitment to Excellence

Since 1981, CAIS has been a beacon of excellence, nurturing young minds in a bilingual and bicultural environment. Yet, like any institution committed to growth, CAIS recognizes the need to…

Mar 07, 2024

共庆龙年 Celebrating the Year of the Dragon!

I arrived at CAIS in 2010, which means this is my second time around the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle and my second Dragon Year at the school. To be honest,…

Feb 07, 2024

Investing in the Future of CAIS for Children and Community

In the heart of San Francisco, Lily Lin and her husband Andrew Lieberman, devoted CAIS parents, envision more than just a school for their daughters, August (3rd) and Marlowe (K)….

Jan 31, 2024

Building a Safe Haven: A Board Member’s Vision for CAIS

Alda Leu Dennis, mother of 7th graders William and Amelia and 4th grader Fiona, is a guiding force at CAIS as both a devoted board member and a leadership donor….

Dec 14, 2023

Building a Legacy: A Board Member’s Vision for CAIS

In the heart of CAIS, a story unfolds—one that intertwines the passion for education, community spirit, and a desire to leave a lasting legacy. Meet John Wang, father of Ella…

Nov 30, 2023

Building Our Forever Home: A Campaign for CAIS

In October 2021, CAIS embarked on a transformative journey to convert the former Mercy High School campus into a beacon of Chinese immersive education for children from preschool to 8th…

Oct 19, 2023

19th Ave Student Transportation Strategy

Having been in conversation with the community for more than a year and actively researching ways to meet concerns and opportunities for the better part of 2023, I am able…

Oct 17, 2023